One Network Framework classification of all Metro Rail lines as rapid transit

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to New Zealand Transport Agency

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From: Tony Randle

Dear New Zealand Transport Agency,

The Waka Kotahi One Network Framework (ONF) includes the following statement:
"By definition, all Metro Rail lines would be classified as PT1 (highest strategic significance) as they are considered rapid transit corridors irrespective of frequency, availability and or volume of people movement."
Source: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/roads-and-rail/...

The One Network Framework also has published a "Movement and Place Classification Discussion Document that includes ONF PT classifications from PT1 to PT5. It states that PT1 are "Corridors where ‘rapid transit’ services are operated, providing a fast, frequent, highly reliable, and high capacity form of urban transport along a dedicated PT corridor." with "Corridor Headway (At peak)" as follows:
Buses > 40 services per hour
Rail > All Metro services
Source:https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/Road-Eff...

I am interested in understanding the ONF criteria for classifying public transport (PT) services including why a PT service would assessed as being "Rapid Transit" or not under the ONF.

1) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of the ONF presentations, working papers or background reports used in the mid-2020 virtual workshops with invited stakeholders as part of the Stage 2: Detailed design, tools and integration development of the ONF ?

2) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of the ONF survey and any supporting material used to inform the sector of the high-level design of the ONF, as well as gain feedback on the prioritisation of service outcomes and performance measures as part of the Stage 2: Detailed design, tools and integration development of the ONF ?

3) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF reports that discuss Metro Rail Lines and why they are all considered to be rapid transit corridors under the ONF ?

4) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF reports that discuss the criteria to be used for assessing if a PT service (bus or rail) is rapid transit ?

5) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF reports that discuss why "Buses > 40 services per hour" are considered rapid transit and bus services ">12 bus services per hour" are only considered PT2 "Spine Services".

6) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF presentations, working papers or background reports used to support the definition that "all Metro Rail lines would be classified as PT1 (highest strategic significance) as they are considered rapid transit corridors irrespective of frequency, availability and or volume of people movement."

7) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF presentations, working papers or background reports used to support the definition that "Buses > 40 services per hour" are considered rapid transit and bus services ">12 bus services per hour" are only considered PT2 "Spine Services"

8) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF meeting (or workshop) agendas, presentations, working papers or background reports where discussions on the criteria to classify rail PT services under the ONF including if it would be assessed as rapid transit or not ?

9) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF meeting (or workshop) agendas, presentations, working papers or background reports where discussions on the criteria to classify bus PT services under the ONF including if it would be assessed as rapid transit or not ?

10) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any correspondence with Auckland Transport on which PT services (bus and rail) would be considered rapid transit services ?

11) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any correspondence with the Greater Wellington Regional Council on which PT services (bus and rail) would be considered rapid transit services ?

If this information is held in electronic form, it is preferred that it is provided in its complete and original electronic format. Also, it is preferred that information in documents is not removed even if it may be deemed out of scope for this information request.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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